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Victoria Beckham, Who Has Never Read a Book, to Start a...

Victoria BeckhamNow, don’t get me wrong. I am not a hater of Victoria Beckham. I have three pairs of Rock n Republic Beckham jeans which I love. They are very comfortable. But a book club started by a woman who bragged to the Spanish press while promoting her autobiography that she has never read a book her entire life, including her own, sounds a bit suspicious. Do we even know that she can read let alone engage in a discussion about an entire novel.

I’m all for stars using their fame to promote literature, like Jon Stewart on the Daily Show, but when he recommends a book, I actually believe that he has read it. She did tell the press that she likes fashion magazines so perhaps Margaret & Lizz Weiss’ name brand novel would be right up her alley. Heck, maybe she’ll single-handedly bring chick lit back into vogue.

Via The Superficial.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. Tilly Greene
    Mar 23, 2007 @ 21:40:14

    When I heard this little tidbit I just about curled up and died. I’m all for someone converting non-readers over to the joy of the book, but this is wrong on so many different levels. In fact, I think whomever she chooses for her club to read is doomed as an author.

  2. Roslyn
    Mar 23, 2007 @ 22:55:12

    I think I read somewhere that she claims to have misquoted. Not an impossibility since she doesn’t speak Spanish. If I find a link, I’ll post it.

  3. Danielle
    Mar 24, 2007 @ 03:48:13

    A woman who bragged to never reading a book….now she wants to start her own book club? Pleazzzzzzzzzzzze. Give me strength.

  4. Robin
    Mar 24, 2007 @ 09:48:16

    Are you sure it’s a campaign to promote literature and not literacy? One of those “if I can learn so can you” type of things? And why *should* she be daunted in pursuing a new career as an intellectual role model? Remember when the current president bragged to graduating Yale students that he had been a C student at Yale? Maybe we’re adopting a new meaning for the term “middle class,” since the old one seems to be disappearing so rapidly.

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